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Ventev Powercell 6010+ Review (MSRP $44.99)

     Photo 1 shows you the packaging of the two ventev 6010+ models. They are the same price but one comes with a built-in USB-C cable and the other comes with a built-in lightening cable. In every other respect these two Ventev chargers are the same. You just want to purchase the 6010+ that has the same connector as the primary device you plan on using it with. For all the other devices that that you will want to recharge with this powerbank, you will need to use your own recharging cable plugged into its USB-A port. You can recharge all of your 5 volt rechargeable electronic devices at a fast 2.4 amp recharging rate by plugging them into the units USB port. With your smartphone or tablet plugged into the built in cable you can fast charge two devices at the same time as long as they donít both draw more than 12 watts during recharging.
     By looking at photo 2 and 3 you can see all the special built-in features which include pull down prongs to plug it into a regular electrical wall outlet, a USB-A port to charge other devices, an on/off switch, and a battery meter. The 6010+ also has a USB-micro input port on top, that you canít see in these photos, which gives you a second method of recharging the 6010+. To recharge the battery using this port you just plug in your own USB-micro cable and plug the other end of the cable into a USB port on your computer or into your own recharging block.

Pros:
To recharge it you can plug it into a wall outlet or use a recharging cable. The meter lets you know at a glance how much recharging power remains inside the unit.

Cons:
In my opinion Ventev could have easily, without any major change in its dimensions, have given you a lightening built in cable on one edge and a USB-C built-in cable on the opposite edge.
Overall Rating